NEWSLETTER OF THE
ELGIN COUNTY BRANCH
ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
VOLUME XII ISSUE THREE SEPT 1993
SURNAMES OF INTEREST
The members of the Elgin County Branch of O.G.S. are invited to send in FIVE (5)
SURNAMES, listing SURNAMES, GIVEN NAMES, TIME PERIOD, AREA OF INTEREST AND member’s name, address and #. Deadline is 31 Oct. 1993 with publication in early spring. There will be no cost to enter the limit of 5 surnames. The cost of this publication will be determined later.
SEND THEM IN NOW!!
Hello to all the members of the Elgin County O.G.S. I hope everyone has had a great summer holiday. There have been a number of visitors in the area doing family research, searching records and cemeteries. It has been a pleasure to help these people in any way. Our regular meetings resume in Sept and I hope to see you there.
Lloyd Smith, Chairman
Table of Contents
Poll List-Vienna 2
Poll List-S. Dorchester 3,4
Poll List-Aldborough 4
Poll List-Southwold 5.6
Future Meetings 6
Region 2 Meeting 6
Norfolklore ’93 6
Amherstburg Echo Records 8,9
Elgin Marriages 9
Origin of Family Names 10
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW POSTAL ADDRESS FOR THE BRANCH!!
LONDON & PORT STANLEY RAILWAY DEBENTURE VOTE
The following names have been extracted from documents in the Elgin County Clerks Papers. The poll lists for Vienna, South Dorchester, Aldborough and Southwold are printed this issue. The ones for St. Thomas, Dunwich and Bayham will be done next issue. No copy of the ones for Malahide and Yarmouth were found. [Jean Bircham]
Poll List – Vienna
Henry A. Gustin, presiding officer at the Poll held in the Municipality of Vienna for the purpose of approving or disapproving a proposed By-law to authorize the Municipal Council of the County of Elgin to issue debentures to the amount of L15,000 (payable in 20 years) and loan the same to the London & Port Stanley Railway Company, this 5th day of April 1856 – 5 o’clock pm. certify that the poll was opened and conducted until the close thereof in accordance with the true intent and meaning of the above referred to By-law and the number of Yeas none and the number of Nays 81.
H.A. Gustin, Reeve countersigned C. Smith for J.P. McDonald, clerk.
[Nay – 81 Yea – 0]
ATKINS, F W
BALL, Wm N
BOND, Henry Thomas
BOND, John Thomas
CAULFIELD, Dr. Hans
COOK, Robt N
CRAWFORD, I M
EAKINS, W H
EDISON, M R
EDISON, S 0
GILBERT, Dr. H W
GREEN, I B
HANVEY, W H
McKINNON, Jas A
McKNIGHT, I R
MARTIN, D F
MATHER, E J
SIMS, Richards SKINNER, Robert L
SMITH, B T
STEADMAN, John E
TIMS, Wm B
WHELER, Orange M
WRONG, J W
Poll List – South Dorchester
We, the undersigned, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct statement of the votes at the close of the vote.
Jacob Cline, Chairman
Matthew Fullerton, Township Clerk
[No – 197 Yes – 0]
ADDISON, James ADDISON, Peter
ANDERSON, Charles D
BRADLEY, David K
BRAY, Thos B
CEASOR, Thomas CHARLTON, Peter
DENCOW ?, Daniel
DENNIS, Joseph DEWAR , James
DULBIER ?, Samuel DUNN, John
FINCH, William C
FULLERTON, Richard Jr
FULLERTON, Richard Sr
KENNEDY, Thomas R
LAUR, John C
LEGG, George LEGG, Samuel
MALLAVY ?, John
McCRADY, Edwin R
MURDAUGH, John Jr
NORTHROP, John B
PUTMAN, Peter SCOFFIN, John
SHELL, Chris J
SMITH, George F
SMITH, Thomas J
STEWART, John Jr
STEWART, John Sr
VANSIZE, Joseph WALKER, John WALKER, Wuden?
Poll List – Aldborough
George Munro, Township Clerk M McDougald, Reeve
[Nay – 47 Yea – 5]
GILLIS, John G
HENRY, John HILL, George
McCOLL, Duncan (2)
SMITH, Dempster THOMSON, Arch’d
Poll List – Southwold
I do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct statement of the poll list taken in accordance with the proposed By Law at Fingal Town Hall 4th day of April 1856.
Rich’d B. Nicolls, Chairman
Daniel Carpenter, Clerk
[No – 132 Yes – 44]
BEEDLE ?, Andrew
BLACK, Malcolm BOBIER, William
CAMPBELL, John (2)
CAMPBELL, John S
CARMICHAEL, Arch’ d
CROSSON, Isaac DINGWALL, John
GREEN, Phillip H
GURNSEY, James HALL, Henry
HODGE, Alex’r HORTON, John
MARTIN, Richard MASON, John
McARTHUR, Dugal McBRIDE, Neil
McCOUGAN, Neil McINTYRE, Alex’r
McINTYRE, John (2)
McKILLOP, Duncan McKILLOP, John
McLACHLIN, John (2)
MITCHELL, James MITCHELL, Robert
MUNRO, John (M.R.)
NEHCLIFT, Sam’l ORCHARD, John
SMITH, John L
STAFFORD, Ralph STEPHENS, Hugh
SWISHER, Isaac B
TAIT, Francis A
VAIL, G N
13 Oct. – Pat Zimmer, director of the Aylmer and District Museum will talk on The Richardson scrapbook (and other material) held by the museum.
10 Nov. – “Roman Catholic Records in Elgin county” is the topic that will be covered by Dennis Mulligan from London.
8 Dec. – This will be our annual Christmas dinner with the members of the Elgin County Historical society. To be held at the Labour Centre, St. Thomas. Get your tickets at Oct. & Nov. meeting.
REGION II MEETING
The Elgin County Branch O.G.S. is sponsoring the Region II annual meeting at the L.D.S. Family History Centre in St. Thomas on Sat., 30th Apr. 1994. Speakers to be: Richard Doherty on “Irish Records” and Jane Zavitz Bond on ” Quaker Records”. Mark the date on your calendar now. Hope to see you there!
The 17th genealogy fair at Simcoe’s Eva Brook Donly Museum will be held on Sat.,
25th Sept. 1993 from lO am – 4 pm. Come join people from all over Southern Ontario (and sometimes from much farther away). Genealogy societies, UEL groups, booksellers, publishers, libraries and speciality booths (eg. computers) will be there. In addition, a special Loyalist talk by Robert Fellows of the New Brunswick Provincial Archives will be given at about 4 pm.
Tilsonburg Observer – 16 June 1899
Married at the Baptist parsonage (Pt Burwell) by Rev. P.R. Carey on June 7th, 1899, Virgil SCANLAN to Annie Maude SOPER, both of Bayham.
On Tuesday, June 6th, at Calton, an old lady in the person of Mrs. TRUMAN was laid to rest in the cemetery, Rev. P.R. Carey preaching a very earnest and appropriate sermon. Deceased was in her 79th year.
MOSS/MORSE/HUBBARD/DEAN/CLARK/MANN – wish to obtain copies of photos of MOSS/MORSE anc – 1. Daniel MOSS (1784-1877) d ON, Can., Wealthy HUBBARD MOSS w/o Daniel, d 1853 ON. – 2. Daniel Watts MORSE/MOSS (1811-1860) d Ingham Co. MI. Jane (DEAN) w/o Daniel, d Ingham Co MI 1856. 3. Birdsey H. MORSE (1838- 1874) d Eaton Co. MI. Jane Ann (CLARK) (MORSE) (FERGUSON) GARDNER w/o Birdsey d 1901 Ionia Co. MI. 4. Marcella (MORSE) MANN (1867-1892) w/o Elmer MANN d Eaton Co. MI. All info to Olive Hoffman.
PARKER – George d 1838 Yarmouth Twp. Elgin Co. ON. wish to correspond with descendants. All info to Donald and Marjorie Erkfritz.
BILLINGTON – John b ca 1830 where? poss USA settled in North Malahide Twp. or S. Dorchester Twp. bd Necropolis Cemetery, Elgin Co. Wife was Ann WIDNER. Who are prts? Were there any siblings? Any info on this man is most welcome to Mrs. Norma Smith.
GRAM/ HERRINGTON – looking for descendants of Wellington GRAM and Elizabeth HE(A)RRINGTON, Wellington b Westminster Twp. Middlesex Co, Elizabeth b near Pickering, ON later to Avon, Elgin Co. Wellington bd in Dakota, USA., Elizabeth bd St. Thomas, Elgin Co. ON. All correspondence welcomed by Lloyd G. Smith.
From the Aylmer & District Museum, 14 East St., Aylmer ON, (519-773-9723):
The Capitol Theatre, Talbot St. E, Aylmer, Ontario: Entertaining Memories. Written due to interest in Museum’s community Collection: programs, face masks, theatre photo.
T.Rowe (1857-1934): Aylmer organ/Phonograph Manufacturer. About the unique history of the J.T. Rowe Pump Organ.
From RMB Services, 251 Second St., Stouffville ON, (416)-640-7391: – Burkholders in Ontario: The First Three Generations. The 1st in series of Burkholder families that settled in Ontario, to ca 1880s.
George Thorman has written Myth & Reality: The Chisholm Family in Elgin County 1819 – 1835.
RECORDS – Amherstburg Echo 1874 – 1884
These extractions were sent in by Linda Bunn, Essex Co. O.G.S. The dates of the issues involved are enclosed in brackets. Thank you, Linda.
D – LAMBIE – In St. Thomas, on Aug 15, Grace, w/o Mr. James Lambie, Windsor, & d/o Mr. M. Rosevear of St. Thomas. (20 Aug 1875)
D – CLARK – At Ridgetown, William, s/o Willoughby Clark, of St. Thomas, 20 yrs.(14 Apr 1876)
D – EVELAND – In June 1876, near Port Stanley, David Eveland, 14 yrs. (30 Jun 1876) M – WHITWAM & GIRARDIN – In Amherstburg, on Mar 1, Mr. Eli Whitwam, of St. Thomas, to Annie, eldest d/o Mr. Michael Girardin, of Amherstburg.(9 Mar 1877)
D – ALLWORTH – At residence of Dr. Allworth, Kingsville, on May 15, Navarine Allworth, relict of late John Allworth, of Talbotville, 81 yrs.(25 May 1877)
D – FOLEY – In Anderon, Aug 6, Peter Foley, 25 years; interment at St. Thomas. (10 Aug 1877)
D – FINNIE – In Amherstburg, on Sep 14, John Finnie, aged 90 yrs; a native of Innerkip, Renfrewshire, Scotland; son resides in Aylmer.(21 Sep 1877)
D – GRANT – In Chicago, IL, on Nov 10, Mrs. Ann M. Grant, aged 54 yrs; deceased was d/o the late Capt. R. D. Drake, & sister of ex-Mayor Drake, of St. Thomas, & also of Dr. Drake, of Kingsville. (7 Dec 1877)
M – GILMOUR & THOMAS – At Windsor, on Dec 26, Mr. Matthew J. Gilmour, of Aylmer, married to Miss Alice A. Thomas, of Windsor. (4 Jan 1878)
M – SHAIN & CONOVER – On Sep 5, in Leamington, by Rev. D.D. Burtch, Mr. W.J. Shain, merchant, of St. Thomas, to Miss Carrie M. Conover, of Leamington.(13 Sep 1878)
M – AMBRIDGE & BROOKMAN – In St. Catharines, on Jan 23, by Rev. W. Brookman, father of bride, Miss C.A. Brookman, to Barry Ambridge, of Exchange Bank, Aylmer. (24 Jan 1879)
D – ONGE / ST. ONGE – At St. Thomas, on Jul 7, Annie St. Onge, sister of Mrs. R.R. Canfield, of Kingsville, 20 yrs and 5 mo; buried at Jarvis.(25 Jul 1879)
D – BURNS – In Anderson, on Aug 19, Mrs. Emilie Burns, aged 76 yrs; son Theophile Burns lives in St. Thomas. (22 Aug 1879)
M – DONALDSON & KETTLEWELL – At St. Thomas on Sep 10, John A. Donaldson, of Essex Centre, to Miss Ellen A. Kettlewell, of St. Thomas. ( 19 Sep 1879)
M – SCOTT & DOCHSTADER – In Wellandport, on Sep 24, Thomas H. Scott, of St. Thomas, late of Amherstburg, to Minnie F., 2nd d/o Mr. D. Dochstader.(3 Oct 1879)
M – McMILLAN & BARR – On Oct 23, at residence of bride’s father, Mr. Alexander McMillan, of Dunwich, to Gracie, eldest d/o Robert Barr, of Windsor.(31 Oct 1879) .
RESPECTFULLY informs his friends and the Public he has for sale at his store, corner of Church
Street, a general assortment of
OF the best description, which will be sold for cash or approved credit.
Spirits, and other
of the very best qualities kept constantly on hand.
N.B. CASH paid for WHEAT,
OATS, RYE, CORN, and most other kinds of produce.
St. Thomas, 29th Sept. 1832. 50ft.
M – HEARD & COUSE – At London, Oct 13, William Heard, of Amherstburg, to Eliza A., d/o Emsley Couse, of Yarmouth, Elgin Co.(29 Oct 1880)
M – HICKERSON & TURNER – At St. Thomas, Nov 17, Henry J. Hickerson, of Essex Centre, to Jennie Turner, of St. Thomas. (26 Nov 1880)
M – ALLAN & McBRIDE – At Aylmer, Feb 22, R.B. Allan, merchant of Essex Centre, to Alice, d/o A. McBride, of Aylmer.(25 Feb 1881)
D – WARREN – In Chatham, Oct 13, W.W. Warren, dentist, 36 yrs; reared in the family of D. Sutherland, of Orwell, Elgin Co.(21 Oct 1881)
M – KILPATRICK & SHORE – Oct 31, at Essex Centre, D.A. Kilpatrick, of West Lorne, to Charlotte E. Shore.(11 Nov 1881)
M – SHAW & JACKSON – In Arnherstburg, Mar 7, Edwin Robert Shaw, of Ridgetown, to Catharine Jackson, of Amherstburg, formerly of St. Thomas.(10 Mar 1882)
D – SMITH – At Flint, MI, Aug 18, James H. Smith, of G.T. Railway, 35 yrs; brother of Mrs. Mahlon Johnson, of Essex Centre. [Note at end of obit – St. Thomas papers copy]. (10 Sep 1882)
D – WATT – At St. Thomas, May 31, Elias Watt, 52 yrs.(6 Jun 1884)
Plumber & Gas Fitter
Steam & Hot Water Heating
594 Talbot St. East
THOMAS. – ONT.
[1902 Elgin Directory]
Thanks to Joan Abele Griffin of Kent Co. OGS for the extraction of these marriages of Elgin County people in Wayne County, Michigan (Detroit area). These records are from the first 4 volumes.
DANIEL CARPENTER, age 40, Fingal CW, married CATHERINE MCGREGOR, age 34, of Fingal, 2 Nov 1854 at Detroit.
THOMAS COLE, age 23, St. Thomas, married Miss JULIA HENDERSON, age 17, St. Thomas, 22 Mar 1866 in Detroit at St. Johns Church.
DAVE, age 20, Elgin CW, married MARTHA RAUSTEEL, age 19, Elgin, 14 Jul 1859 at Detroit.
MARTIN DUBS, age 26, Aldborough CW, born Larback, Germany, farmer, married BETSY PATTERSON, age 24, Aldborough, 23 Jun 1868.
HENRY KIRK FIRTH, age 26, Southwold CW, married GERTRUDE CHILD, age 20, Detroit, 31 Aug 1864 at Detroit.
JOHN FITZPATRICK, age 25, Williamstown, Canada, married MARY MCCREA, age 21, Dunwich CW, 11 Apr 1865 at Detroit; wit: Philip MCCREA and Mary MCKENZIE, Dunwich.
CANADIAN HOME JOURNAL – 27 Feb. 1874
Died – WARREN, John. At Buffalo, on Ash Wed. Feb. 17th, John WARREN, in the 80th year of his age.
Married STRONG & CHURCHILL. By the Rev. G.N.A.F.T. Dickson, on the 25th inst, at the Parsonage, Mr. Philip Henry STRONG to Mary A. CHURCHILL, both of the township of Malahide.
Married – VAIL & ROBINS. At the Baptist Parsonage, in Sparta, on the 25th inst, by Pastor J. Since, James B. VAIL of Yarmouth, to Miss Mary E. ROBINS, of Southwold.
Married – HEIDT & WARNER. At the residence of the bride’s father, on the 25 inst, by Rev. W. Fansher, Christian W. HEIDT to Esther A. WARNER, both of Southwold.
BORN – McMILLAN. Near Largie, on the 16th inst, the wife of Mr. Daniel McMILLAN, teacher, of a son.
ORIGIN OF FAMILY NAMES
An article found in the London Free Press, 13 Jan 1894. Originally from the St. Louis Globe Democrat. [J.Bircham]
INMAN and TAVERNER formerly entertained travelers.
SEAMER and SEYMOUR are the descendants of tailors.
PAYNE, PAINE and the like are contractions of pagan.
TYER, TYERMAN and their kinfolks were once hairdressers; so also were the COIFERS and COTFERS.
POULTER was the man who sold fowls; his name may be recognized in POWLTER, PULTER and PULITER.
MERCER was a general storekeeper, and his memory is embalmed in the MERCERS, MARCERS and MARCYS.
CLARK was the village penman and the father of a long line who spell their one name in many ways.
HORNE is an official name. Its original owner carried the king’s horn when majesty was at the chase.
STARCH and STARK were synonymous, which accounts for the abundance of the STARKS, formerly manufacturers of, or dealers in this article.
Heifer herds were yeat herds, hence the YEATMANS and YEATERS.
COWHERDS, COHERDS and COWARTS were the men who tended the herds of cows.
SWAIN was formerly a man who kept hogs, and his descendants are the SWAINES, SWAYNES and perhaps also the SWAIMS, SWINNERTS, and HOGGARTS.
CHURCH, CHURCHMAN and CHURCHER had a father who lived by the church; BROOKS, BROOKER, BROOKMAN, by the stream; WELLS, WELLER, WELLMAN and CROSSWELLER, by the town pump.
TILLER, TILLMAN, MOWYER, DYKER and DYKERMAN, HEDGER and DITCHER are all derived from agricultural employments; so are MARLER, CLAYER, CHALKER, AKERMAN and many others.
SMITH’S former popularity is attested by GOLDSMITH, ARROWSMITH, BILLSMITH, SPEARSMITH, NEESMITH OR NAILSMITH, BUCKSMITH OR BUCKELSMITH, LOCKSMITH and many other compounds.
CLOUGH was once a narrow valley or cleft between two hills, and to this word the CLIFFS, CLIVES, CLEWES, CLIFFORDS, CLEVELANDS, TUNNYCLIFFS, SUTCLIFFS, RADCLIFFS AND FAIRCLOUGHS owe their names.
HAY was formerly a hedge, and the HAYES, HAEGHS, HAYNES, HAWES, LINDSAYS, formerly LINDSHAY, HAYWOODS, HAYLAND, HAYLEYS, HAWLEYS, HAWORTHS and other families thus found a name.
Past Chairperson – Marg Daugharty
Chairperson – Lloyd Smith
1st Vice Chairperson – Don Cosens
2nd Vice chairperson – J. Bircham
Treasurer – Marg Daugharty
Secretary – Stan Daugharty
– Frank Clarke
TALBOT TIMES is published quarterly; March, June, Sept. & Dec. Articles, news items, clippings, etc., that would be of interest to our readers are welcome, especially if pertaining to Elgin County.
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MEETINGS are held on the 2nd Wed. of the month in the Carnegie Room of the St.
Thomas Public Library, St. Thomas, except Dec. which is reserved for a social evening. There are DO meetings in July & Aug. All visitors are welcome. The ELGIN co. OGS LIBRARY is located in the George Thorman room of the St. Thomas Public Library and is open to the public for the same hours as the public library.
Information about MEMBERSHIPS in the Elgin Co. OGS and the OGS is available at the meetings or by contacting the Chairperson or Membership Co-ordinator.